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bal·lade / bəˈläd/ • n. 1. a poem normally composed of three stanzas and an envoy. The last line of the opening stanza is used as a refrain, and the same rhymes, strictly limited in number, recur throughout. 2. a short, lyrical piece of music, esp. one for piano.

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ballade (bəläd´), in literature, verse form developed in France in the 14th and 15th cent. The ballade usually contains three stanzas of eight lines with three rhymes and a four-line envoy (a short, concluding stanza). Also popular was the ten-line stanza with four rhymes and a five-line envoy. The envoy is used primarily as a summary or as a dedication or direct address to an important person. Ballades of Charles d'Orléans, François Villon, and Geoffrey Chaucer are well known.

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ballade (Fr.). Ballad. A term given by Chopin to a long, dramatic type of pf. piece, the mus. equivalent of a poetical ballad of the heroic type. He wrote 4—G minor, Op.23; F major, Op.38; A♭ major, Op.47; and F minor, Op.52. Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Fauré, and others later used the title.

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ballade specific verse-form. XIV. Early (and modF.) form of BALLAD differentiated in application.